Snow falling against a blurry backdrop of trees.

With fall officially upon us, and winter closing in quickly, the time to get a tune-up for your home’s heating system is now. While you are enjoying the milder temperatures, it is important not to forget that your heating system is getting ready to run a marathon over the next couple months. It pays to make sure that your heating system is prepared for the work in the very near future. The best way to make sure that your home’s heating system is prepared is to make sure it has a professional tune-up before the cold weather fully sets in. Scheduling a professional heating tune-up in the fall is a great way to save money this winter, and a great way to ensure that you won’t run into any unexpected hiccups with your heating system when you need it most in the coming months. With that in mind, we have put together a short list of three of the most important reasons that fall is the best time to schedule your heating tune-up.

Ensure Safe Operation Of Your System
Boiler and gas furnaces combine flame and either natural gas or oil to create the heat in your home. Due to the volatile nature of any type of fuel source and the fact that the process involves flame, it should be readily apparent how important proper maintenance for a system like this is. If your heating system is poorly maintained, it could be a serious safety issue for you and your entire family. If your system has any kind of leak, these fuel sources could be leaking out into your home. This can be a very big issue as these fuels pose health issues if they are inhaled for any length of time. In addition, the incomplete combustion of these fuels can lead to a build-up of carbon monoxide in your home. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that can be lethal if you are exposed to too much of it, and if your heating system has any cracks or small leaks, this gas could be pouring out into your home. Having a heating tune-up performed by a professional Pooler heating contractor is a great way to catch any of these issues early before they have a chance to do any damage to your home or your health.

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
If you have ever smelled a slight burning smell when you first turn on your heating system for the year, the smell is more than likely from the deposits of dust and dirt burning off of the internal components. This in itself can be a serious fire hazard if there has been too much build up over the course of the year, but even a little bit can impact your system’s effectiveness. By having a tune-up performed in the fall for your heating system, you can ensure that your system is clean and ready to run at peak efficiency the moment you turn it on. Getting preemptive maintenance is also a great way to catch any small issues that may have gone unnoticed until this point before they have a chance to do any major damage to your system.

Reduce Repairs
Without a doubt, one of the most frustrating things in the winter is having to wait around in the cold for a professional to come out and perform emergency repairs on your heating system because it stopped working. Having a heating tune-up performed on your system before it starts seeing heavy use can help you avoid these types of issues by catching any potential problems early, and resolving them before they have a chance to cause more damage. Just like your car, your heating system is a complex piece of machinery with a lot of moving parts. You wouldn’t take your car on a cross-country road trip without getting it checked out, so why treat your heating system any different? Preventative maintenance will not only help you improve the lifespan of your system, but it will also save you time and money by avoiding expensive emergency repairs.